This October for the first time in the event’s 26-year history, AFAC will take place virtually. On 5-8 October 2021, hosted on a state-of-the-art, feature-rich, interactive platform, attendees will enjoy four days of conference presentations, three days of visually stunning 3D exhibition content and multiple networking opportunities. The multi-streamed conference program will again run concurrently with the Institution of Fire Engineers Australia National Conference and the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference.
Addressing the issues of the times
Although the Sydney lockdown necessitated AFAC21 be transformed into a virtual experience, the conference content features an abundance of the industry’s most knowledgeable speakers, addressing contemporary issues for fire and emergency services. These topics have never been more crucial to discuss, so allowing the pandemic to prevent these sessions taking place was never an option. From the comfort and safety of people’s home and workplace, attendees will access over 100 speakers across seven immersive streams at the AFAC21 conference.
Among the keynote speakers are Stan Grant, ABC’s International Affairs Analyst; Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements; Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, Commissioner, Resilience NSW; Bronwyn Ray, Program Director of Australian Climate Service; and bestselling author, two-time Ironman and humanitarian, Turia Pitt, Mindset Coach, Author and Athlete. The timely issues to be explored by industry experts at the conference this year include disaster resilience; case studies; technological advancement and innovation; Indigenous land management; connecting and communicating in a crisis; workforce management; mental health; and climate change and environment.
Welcoming IFE Conference Australia 2021
AFAC21 welcomes the Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference to the program this year. This dedicated two-day program – 6–7 October – within the conference will explore all things fire prevention and fire engineering by speakers passionate about enhancing the work and safety of fire safety engineers.
Each day of this incredible line-up will begin with keynotes from Matthew Press from NSW Building Commission and Trent Curtin, Assistant Commissioner Community Safety at Fire and Rescue NSW.Other IFE Conference program highlights include a presentation on the journey to become disability confident from New Zealand; a case study of a fire created from water in western Sydney; advocating for enhanced fire safety reforms within multi-story residential buildings; and a post incident review of an energy system storage event that injured four firefighters.
IFE members should register for the IFE Conference Pass to ensure they are eligible for CPD points.
One-of-a-kind virtual exhibition
Australasia’s most comprehensive emergency management exhibition will come to life like never before from 5-7 October in a state-of-the-art virtual environment. This one-time virtual event will be a showcase like no other of the latest and best equipment, technology and service providers via an easily accessible, feature-rich platform. In a virtual space designed specifically to mirror the ICC floorplan, the exhibitors’ offerings will be available to explore in a visually stunning format. Delegates will be able to interact with exhibitors directly throughout the course of the event.
While plans have already begun for AFAC22 in Adelaide, this one-time-only virtual program will allow delegates from all over the world to attend.
Register now at afacconference.com.au